Manchester is one of the best cities to study English in, not only does it boast the biggest student population in all of Europe, it’s one of the most multi-cultural, vibrant and cheaper cities to live in outside of London.
You can enjoy the city too by enrolling at our Manchester English Language School, which is why we want to remind you of 5 fantastic reasons why studying in Manchester is a great decision.
Manchester allows for a rich coming together of cultures from all over the world, its residents are encouraged to embrace diversity and try something different all the time. From Chinatown, to numerous cultural events, festivals and restaurants, the city is truly a place for students from around the globe to come together to study, explore and celebrate. Plus there are multiple museums, art galleries, theatres and independent cinemas to see and enjoy.
There’s no doubt Manchester is big enough to keep every student more than entertained, but it’s not so gigantic that it becomes a daunting and confusing place to live, where students can spend lots of time travelling from place to place or worse getting completely lost. The city’s compact size and easy to spot landmarks, like the Hilton hotel, make finding your way around a breeze.
The city’s prime location means that there’s an abundance of interesting and exciting places to visit close by. Liverpool is only about an hour away by train, or you can take a trip to the historic city of York. Before you know it you can be casting your eyes over medieval castles in North Wales, or admiring the astonishing scenery of the Lake District.
Manchester is certainly the place to be for any lover of music. Imagine getting to study on an English language course in the same city that was home to some of the best bands in the world, from Oasis to Joy Division. Whilst you study English you’ll never be short of a music gig or festival to attend, as there’s many music venues littered throughout the city, including Heaton Park and the Manchester Arena. Plus the nightlife music scene is superb, with student nights on Oxford Road or the Northern Quarter offering plenty of quirky bars and world class clubs.
Manchester is brimming with thousands of restaurants, markets, delis, cafes and more where you can find whatever flavourful foods take your fancy. The city caters to all tastes and budgets, offering a range of cuisines from all around the world. You can feast on some fast food, indulge in an evening of fine dining, explore trendy afternoon eateries, or savour a snack at a vintage tearoom. Whether you love your meat, or you’re vegetarian or vegan, you’ll find great places to eat in Manchester, with many offering student discounts.
These reasons and many more make Manchester an ideal place to study English with us at New College Group. And you can take full advantage if you choose to study at our English Language School in Manchester.